The development is located along a major bus route and is within a half-mile from the new Valley Metro Light Rail system.
To keep a piece of the project’s history, four of the existing buildings have been converted into community space and a museum rehabbed to its original 1940s condition.
Escobedo at Verde Vista has a family focus, with a mix of larger unit sizes, tot lots, and before- and after-school programs. The development team also collaborated with Hope Village to provide housing to low-income families who are adopting children out of the Arizona foster care system.
Phase I of Escobedo at Verde Vista in Mesa, Ariz., brings new life to this public housing project that was vacated in 2007 and 2008 due to its dilapidated state. It provides 70 units of affordable housing, with 28 units for families with special needs, as well as new headquarters for Save the Family Foundation, a nonprofit that has been serving homeless families for more than 25 years.